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Wadada Leo Smith Presents CREATE Festival

Jazz Icon and five decade long AACM collective member, Wadada Leo Smith has curated the second annual CREATE Festival which he founded in April 2017. The two-day, New Haven, CT based festival which will take place at Firehouse 12, will feature five separate ensembles over two evenings and include an exhibit of Smith’s Ankhrasmation Symbolic

VAX Dispatch

VAX Dispatch, No. Three-Hundred thirty vax if you delve into the twisted underbranches of the brooklyn historical society archive you can confront yourself with cisco bradley’s VAXterview. shoveling the dust off a couple other old blogs, you will sniff the persistent remnant vapors of evidence of past brilliance and you should see the look on

Freedom Principle

A REVIEW BY JOHN MORRISON “The Freedom Principle” is a common thread that runs through Black life in America. In the abstract, it is the collective/culminating desire for autonomy and self-determination in an oppressive society. This principle lives as a historical continuum, manifesting itself in our collective cultural, political and spiritual moods, challenging the dominant

Announcing Fundamental Festival: The Intersection of New Music and Sound Art

When: May 19, 2017, 5-11:30 pm Where: Planeta, 295 East 8th St, NYC Featuring: Aki Onda Tyler Gilmore’s Western Verse Lea Bertucci Tatsuya Nakatani Tombstones by Michael Pisaro Earth Tongues A marathon evening presenting artists at the cutting edge of NYC’s live sound art community. The performers will present works tailored to Planeta’s unique space

Jazz Woman, Me

Jazz Woman, Me by Fay Victor  www.fayvictor.com To be a woman in jazz when you want to be more or other than a standards singer or a pianist To be a woman in jazz and not constantly define yourself as such To be a woman in jazz with creative concepts that are accepted To be

New This Week on Jazz Right Now / Feb 29, 2016

Interview Interview with Drummer Tom Rainey New Videos James Brandon Lewis, Luke Stewart, and Warren “Trae” Crudup Live at Arts for Art (Not a Police State) Mazz Swift and Tomeka Reid Live at Arts for Art (Not a Police State) Yoni Kretzmer 2-Bass Quartet Live at Arts for Art (Not a Police State) In Praise

Year in Review, Top Posts of 2015

2015 has been a really great year for Jazz Right Now. We expanded our readership by 18% over 2014, we added a number of new artist pages, and we began to make the NYC/Brooklyn music archive publicly accessible on the site. In 2016, we expect to expand our editorial staff, hire at least one more

65 Fen Series 1-Year Anniversary Show: Monday, December 7

One of the most creative and reliable music series in Brooklyn over the past year has been 65Fen on Monday nights at Delroy’s Cafe and Wine Bar in Lefferts Gardens. Curated by Michael Foster, Patrick Breiner, Josh Sinton, Jake Henry, and Adam Hopkins, the series has featured a great variety musicians. It is the combination